DANNY BINSTOCK (Ensemble):
Danny has appeared in New York in Breakfast at Tiffany's (Cort Theater) and the upcoming The Swing of the Sea (MTC). Other theater credits include The Imaginary Invalid (Bard Summerscape), Assassins (PlayMakers Rep), Pop! (Yale Rep), and Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare Theater Co.) Upcoming films include A Secret Marriage and No Pay, Nudity. He holds a BFA in musical theater from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the Yale School of drama.
STÉPHANIE HAYES (Ensemble):
Originally from Sweden/UK, Stephanie has appeared at The Public Theater in Richard Foreman's Old-Fashioned Prostitutes and the new musical February House. Regional: February House (Long Wharf). International: Stupid Little Girls (Canada),Shreveport, Texas! (Canada) Film: Acts of Imagination. Plays: Exit, Commander Kitty! (Tigermilk Collective), Vaska, Vaska Glöm: A Tale for Forgetters and Fish (Yale Cabaret) and If you were a tree I could love you more. B.F.A., Simon Fraser University (Canada); M.F.A., Yale School of Drama.
ALEXANDRA HENRIKSON (Ensemble):
New York: Snow Geese (MTC); We Play for the Gods (Women's Project); Hell House (Les Freres Corbusier at St. Ann's Warehouse); Much Ado About Nothing (Smith Street Stage). Regional: Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (The Alliance Theater: Winner Suzi Bass Award); Candida and Taming of the Shrew (California Shakespeare Theater); The Tall Girls (O'Neill); Jeremy Lin: The Musical (Hollywood Fringe Festival). Film: Love Like Gold; Towheads; Tall Drink Comedy on Funny or Die. BFA: NYU & MFA: Yale.
ANDY NOGASKY (Ensemble):
Andy's recent projects include the 2013-14 national tour with The Acting Company, as Polonius in both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead as well as the premiere of Picture Ourselves in Latvia with New Light Theatre project. Other recent credits include: New York: Love Song of an Albanian Sous Chef (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Trevor (Lesser America). Regional: All My Sons, See How They Run (Barrington Stage), Twelve Angry Men (George Street Playhouse), Raisin in the Sun, Brink!, Roanoke (Actors Theatre of Louisville) Two Rooms, Rounding Third, Cliffhanger (Winnipasaukee Playhouse). Andy is an MFA graduate of Rutgers University - Mason Gross School of the Arts. While there he performed in: Much Ado About Nothing, Marat/Sade, Betrayal, Fen Love Song, and Pilgrims among others. Upcoming projects include Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Kentucky Stages.
BLAKE SEGAL (Ensemble):
Blake Segal is thrilled to be back home, playing with these loveable weirdos. National Tour: Mary Poppins; Regional: The Corn Is Green, Big Money, Wing It (Williamstown Theatre Festival & Fellowship Project); NERDS (Philadelphia Theatre Company, Barrymore Award Nominee); Romeo and Juliet, POP!, Rough Crossing (Yale Repertory Theatre); Carousel (Paper Mill Playhouse); Amadeus, The Winter’s Tale, Arcadia, Macbeth, An Incident (Chautauqua Theater Company); Good People (The Public Theatre, ME); NYC: Les Enfants de Paris (NYMF); Aristophanes’ The Frogs (Fault Line Theatre); Twelfth Night (Three Day Hangover); Concert: 54 Below, Boston Symphony Hall & NJPAC; TV: Blue Bloods. Education: Proud graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A.) and Yale School of Drama (M.F.A.). For KM, PK, Mom and Dad.
JILLIAN TAYLOR (Ensemble):
Jillian is over the moon to be joining the ensemble of Bones In The Basket! Her favorite credits include: Ophelia in Hamlet (Southwest Shakespeare), Lucia Joyce in Lucia Mad (Alive Theatre), Nina in The Seagull, Viola in Twelfth Night (Yale School of Drama), Judy in A Thought In Three Parts, Margaret in Rose Mark'd Queen (Yale Cabaret). She recently finished her first feature film called The Historian and can be seen online in the web series "Best Couple Ever!" and "Twenty-Five." Jillian holds an MFA from The Yale School of Drama.
Meet the Creative
DEVIN BRAIN (Director):
Devin is currently the Staff Repertory Director for the Acting Company. He holds an M.F.A. in directing from the Yale School of Drama, and is a proud member of the Chicago-based theater company The Hypocrites. Recent works include: Rose Mark'd Queen, The Phoenix, The Maids, and The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide. For more info: www.devinbrain.com
MEREDITH REIS (Scenic Design):
Meredith is a Brooklyn-based scenic and production designer. Selected projects include: Carnival Kids -- Stephen Brackett (Lesser Americans), The Lost Tribe – Alex Borinsky/ Michael Libenluft (Target Margin Theater Lab), The Wong Kids – Lloyd Suh (La Mama ETC, Childrens Theater Company, Ma-Yi Theater Company), The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens – Christopher Dierksen (The Secret Theater), Hamlet (Yale Repertory Theater), Cymbeline, Titus Andronicus (Yale School of Drama), Cowboy Mouth – Sam Sheperd and Patti Smith, Church – Young Jean Lee, Brainsongs – Gabriel Levey (Yale Cabaret), Bobrauschenbergamerica – Chuck Mee (Chicago Fusion Theater). Meredith has worked as an associate and assistant for David Zinn, Marsha Ginsberg, Donyale Werle, Andrew Boyce, and Lee Savage, among others. graduate of The University of Chicago and the Yale School of Drama. See more of her work at www.meredithries.com
VALÉRIE T. BART (Costume Design):
Recent credits: SHE, AFTER (costumes and sets, for Urban Arias; dir. Beth Greenberg); Tina Packer’s Women of Will (costumes and sets, at The GYM at Judson Memorial; dir. Eric Tucker); The Servant of Two Masters (Seattle Repertory Theatre, Guthrie, Arts Emerson Boston, Shakespeare Theatre Company DC, Yale Repertory Theatre; dir. Christopher Bayes); Volleygirls (NYMF; dir. Neil Patrick Stewart), Broken Fences (for Ballybeg Company; Theater 54); Song of a Convalescent Ayn Rand Giving Thanks to the Godhead in the Lydian Mode (for Wolf 359; Joe’s Pub, IRT); The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (costumes), THE HOUSE OF YES (costumes and sets, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute); Say You Heard My Echo (Asian Arts Alliance Association; HERE Arts Center, Flushing Town Hall); STREET SCENE (Hartford University), In The Next Room, or the Vibrator Play (Atlantic Theatre Acting School); A New Brain (Rider University); The Drowsy Chaperone, Guys and Dolls (New London Barn Playhouse); Die Fledermaus, Brahms’ Liebeslieder (NYU Steinhardt); Goodbye New York, Goodbye Heart (sets, for Production Company; HERE Arts Center); POP! (sets, Yale Repertory Theatre; dir. Mark Brokaw); Uncle Vanya dir. Ron Van Lieu, The Tempest (sets), The Robbers (Yale School of Drama). M.F.A. Yale University School of Drama. valeriebart.com
ALAN C. EDWARDS (Lighting Design):
Recent designs include: The King's Whore (Walkerspace, NYC); Acis & Galatea (Madison Opera)—Set; Son of a Gun (Theatre Row NYC); Kiss Me, Kate for the Cole Porter Centennial (Yale)— +Set & Projection; Holding It Down (Harlem Stage); Woman Bomb (Baryshnikov Arts Center); Madam Butterfly (Syracuse Opera); The Piano Lesson, A Delicate Balance (Yale Repertory Theatre); Homage 3: Illmatic (Urban Stages); Hedwig & the Angry Inch — +Set (Yale Cabaret); The Testament of Mary (Broadway)—Assoc. LD. M.F.A. Yale School of Drama '11. www.alancedwards.com
TANYA DEAN (Dramaturg):
Tanya received her M.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale School of Drama. She served as Artistic Director for the 2012 Yale Summer Cabaret season, 50 Nights: A Festival of Stories, where she also directed The K of D by Laura Schellhardt. Select credits as dramaturg include Caligula by Albert Camus, translated by David Greig (Rough Magic SEEDS, Dublin); The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Then This Theatre Company, Dublin); The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (Long Wharf Theatre); the droll, or, a Stage-Play about the END of Theatre by Meg Miroshnik, Othello by William Shakespeare, Eurydice by Jean Anouilh (Yale School of Drama); The Maids by Jean Genet, Erebus and Terror: Songs of Ghosts and Dreams devised by the company, Cowboy Mouth by Sam Shepard, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour (Yale Cabaret). She is currently studying for her doctorate at Yale School of Drama, where her research focuses on folktales and fairy tales in European theater.
MICHAEL MCQUILKEN (Composer):
Michael is a graduate of the directing program at the Yale School of Drama. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, where he shoots, directs, and edits music videos, produces records, works as a carpenter, and makes theatre. His latest theatrical directing work includes Machine Makes Man (which he co-wrote with Adina Verson, winner of the Gold Prize for International Performance at Fringe Amsterdam), Old Sound Room Lear (developed by the old Sound Room Theater Company in New York City for which Michael also serves as the artistic director), the world-touring theatrical rock show for Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft orchestra entitled Theatre Is Evil, and an original play with music that Michael scored, scripted, and directed entitled JIB. His score work includes Nickel and Dimed, with director Bartlett Sher, and Blue Orange, with director Kate Whoriskey. Michael’s work as a songwriter and sound engineer can be heard through his band, The Few Moments (thefewmoments.com). His music videos, theatrical photo galleries, fabricating work, and more can be seen at www.michaelmcquilken.net.
BRANDON CURTIS (Production Manager):
Brandon is a freelance stage manager and technician. Previous credits include A Doctor in Spite of Himself (Yale Rep, SM), I <3 Bob (Parallel Exit, SM), Bossa Nova (Yale Rep, ASM), North (59E59, ASM), and two seasons touring with The Acting Company (Of Mice and Men, As You Like It, Hamlet, and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead). He has an MFA in Stage Management from the Yale School of Drama and a BA in Theater from The Ohio State University.
KIRSTEN PARKER (Production Stage Manager):
Center Theatre Group: Facing Our Truth, different words for the same thing, I’ll Go On (Gate Theatre Production), A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens! (world premiere and re-loaded production), Neva (co-production with South Coast Rep and La Jolla Playhouse), The Nether, Jomama Jones: Radiate (KDT workshop), The Massoud Project (Taper workshop). Off -Broadway: Food and Fadwa (New York Theatre Workshop, ASM), Five Second Chances and Icarus Burns (Playwrights Realm, Readings). Regional: Romeo and Juliet (Northern Stage), Romeo and Juliet (Yale Repertory Theatre), The Servant of Two Masters (Yale Rep, ASM). Other New York Credits: Break (N.Y. Fringe Festival), Her Lightness (Yale Rep, Workshop), 69°S: The Shackleton Project (PhantomLimb, Workshop). Ojai Playwrights Conference ’13 & ‘14 (Company Manager). MFA: Yale School of Drama.
TARA KAYTON (Producer):
Tara Kayton holds MFA in theatre management from the Yale School of Drama, a BA from San Diego State University, and is an alumnus of the British American Drama Academy, Oxford University Program. Tara has worked at Marin Theatre Company, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Huntington Theatre, and Birdland Jazz Club in NYC. Tara is a freelance producer and director and recently she was the associate producer of One Year Lease Theatre Company’s summer residency in Greece and currently is the Executive Director of the Bear Valley Music Festival.
LINDSEY TURTELTAUB (Producer):
Lindsey is a production stage manager for theater, opera, and events based in New York City. Recent NY credits include Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, What’s It All About?: Bacharach Reimagined, Sontag: Reborn, A Civil War Christmas, Food and Fadwa (NYTW); The Mikado (Carnegie Hall); Soldier Songs (Beth Morrison Projects, Prototype Festival); Brooklyn Babylon (Beth Morrison Projects, BAM Next Wave Festival.) Regional credits include A Great Wilderness (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Autumn Sonata, A Delicate Balance, Battle of Black and Dogs, Pop! (Yale Rep). She has stage managed events with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Music Center in Los Angeles, LA Stage Alliance, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. MFA, Yale School of Drama.